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One Health Training Program

We regret that we are not able to offer the One Health Training Program this year.

Please contact the Program Coordinator (emily.robie@duke.edu) with any questions or concerns.


This training was originally developed as a 12-credit-hr certificate program, by Dr. Gray at the University of Iowa, where it was offered annually beginning in 2008. It was then moved to the University of Florida where Dr. Gray served as Chair and Professor in the Department of Environmental and Global Health. While at UF, the training program was revised from a 12-credit curriculum focused on emerging infectious disease research to  a 9-credit curriculum centered around the concept of One Health. In August 2014, Dr. Gray moved this training to Duke University.

The Duke One Health Training Program is a 9-credit, four short-course summer program designed to introduce graduate students and visiting scholars to the concept of One Health.  Twenty research triangle area faculty provide didactic and field training in using the One Health approach to tackle modern complex problems.  The course offers overviews and hands-on learning in epidemiology, ecology, infectious disease research, entomology, food production, zoonotic diseases, outbreak investigations, environmental health, and virology.

Program Format

The Duke One Health Workshop will consist of a two course, 1 week summer program to introduce graduate students and visiting scholars to the concept of One Health and laboratory techniques. It is open to DGHI, DKU, and other Duke graduate students.

Contact the Program Coordinator (emily.robie@duke.edu) to request an application for the Summer 2021 One Health Training Program.

  • Future application of credit – Students who complete the One Health Training Workshop who are enrolled in the Duke graduate Global Health Institute program may transfer all their credits (coursework with a B or better) towards the degree program.
  • Curriculum (3 credit hours total) – Training is directed at strengthening knowledge on the One Health approach in preventing and controlling infectious disease and on public health laboratory techniques and methods.  The curriculum consists of two on-campus courses delivered in an intensive format.

Summer Courses On-campus:

  • One Health: Introduction to the One Health Approach – GLHLTH 731 (2 credit hrs). This 7-day morning course will introduce students to the principles of employing the One Health approach in preventing and controlling infectious diseases. It includes a practical overview of host factors, environmental factors, and microbiological factors that influence this dynamic field of study. Through lectures and exercises, students will be introduced to infectious disease surveillance, diagnostic tools, outbreak investigations, vaccine trials, public health interventions, biodefense, emerging infectious diseases and analytical approaches as they pertain to infectious disease prevention and control.
  • One Health: Public Health Laboratory Techniques – GLHLTH 739 (1 credit hr). This 5-day afternoon course will introduce students to public health laboratory methods. A special emphasis will be placed upon respiratory virus work, especially influenza.

June 2017 -- Duke One Health Training Program 2017

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